Browsing All posts tagged under »tobacco«

Smoking-A Risk Factor For TB

August 21, 2013


  “Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease,” World Health Organization(WHO). This makes tuberculosis a communicable disease. There is evidence that tobacco smoking […]

Smoking Tobacco-A Tutorial

May 21, 2013


Smoking is bad because the nicotine in the tobacco is addictive. When you smoke you feel calm and alert; you experience a temporary mood boost. When the effects wear off your mood is altered and the craving returns. Because of the personal benefits quitting is not easy Tobacco smoke contains about 7, 000 chemicals, about […]

Second-Hand Smoke May Affect Memory

October 7, 2012


Second hand-smoke is an air pollutant , it degrades the quality of air making the persons exposed to it at risk for certain health problems. Second hand-smoke is also a risk  factor for non-communicable diseases, the ones caused by smoking tobacco. Recently a research study found that second-hand smoke over time can cause memory impairment. […]

How Smoking Affects The Human Body

May 31, 2012


Smoking affects many parts of the human body and in many ways. Smoking causes human health to deteriorate, making it more difficult to recover from an illness. Tobacco smoke is a pollutant, it produces second-hand smoke and causes air pollution. Smoking is a leading cause of premature death; infact smoking is a major health risk […]

The Benefits Of Quitting Tobacco

May 19, 2012


Smoking is a major health risk factor for many diseases including cancer, heart disease, strokes, asthma, respiratory diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Quitting is note easy and one reason is that smoking tobacco has temporary personal benefits.  Because of the seriousness of tobacco use second hand smoke posesa health threat to non-smokers as well as children.   The good news […]

Smoking A Greater Health Risk For Women

February 21, 2012


Tobacco has become a global health problem as many die prematurely each year because of its use. Women are affected differently to men and are suffering more; although they smoke fewer cigarettes than men they are at greater health risk. A recent study found that women are at greater risk for coronary heart disease than […]

Age -Related Blindness Linked To Smoking

May 27, 2011


According to a recent research report tobacco users have an increased risk for age-related blindness. Researchers in Japan found a significant link between smoking and Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The disease causes blindness. The study involved 279 women and men with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 143 without the disease. Those who smoke had a […]

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